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7th grade summer reading assignment: Summer 2012

1. Choose ONE of the following three books: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card House of Scorpions by Nancy Farmer

2. Complete ONE of the following projects for the book you read. Be sure to include your name, and the title and the author of the book you choose. The assignment will be due the second day of school in September. HAVE FUN! Create a “soundtrack” for the book. What 10 songs would you choose? Write an explanation for why you chose each song and how it relates to events or characters in the story. Include the title, artist and one line of lyrics for each song. Please bring in a CD and your writing. Create a mural containing at least 5 scenes from the book using paints or colored pencils- no markers, please. Include a title to complement the artwork. This drawing should be at least the size of a poster board.

Write a three- sentence summary of each chapter and illustrate the summary. Also provide new chapter names for each chapter. Make sure you write in complete sentences and provide the most important details in each chapter. Please bring writing and illustrations to class. Do research on a topic brought up in your book. Create a 2-3 minute Power Point that includes pictures and/or video to inform classmates about the topic. Please remember to cite your resources at the end of your presentation.

Create a timeline of 15 events from the book, including an illustration and caption for each event. Be sure that your timeline has a title and proofread your words. You may complete the timeline by hand or on the computer. Bring the finished product to class. Write a diary that one of the story’s characters might have kept before, during or after the book’s events. Remember that the character’s thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary. The diary should contain at least 10 entries.

We cannot wait to witness your CREATIVITY…Happy summer! Mrs. Zeberkiewicz and Mrs. Zehner

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